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For the override, see Replica Virtus Armour.
A player wearing full Virtus.

Virtus equipment is a set of degradable high-level Magic equipment that requires 80 Defence and 80 Constitution to wear, and 80 Magic to wield. It was first mentioned on 3 January 2011[1] and released into the game on 10 January 2011[2]. Virtus armour and weapons may only be obtained as rare drops from Nex, the boss of the Zarosian stronghold of the God Wars Dungeon, the Ancient Prison. The armour is the Magic counterpart to Torva armour and Pernix armour, which are respectively Melee and Ranged sets.

A similar set of armour is the Anima Core of Seren set, which is somewhat cheaper than Virtus and has similar stats.

As tier 80 equipment, Virtus armour is currently the fifth highest-level Magic armour in the game (behind seasinger's, Refined Anima Core of Seren, tectonic, and Primeval equipment), and the third-best Magic power armour. The Virtus wand and book are also tier 80, on par with the similarly dual-wielded Attuned crystal wand and Attuned crystal orb. The two-handed chaotic staff and attuned crystal staff are also of the same tier.

Wearing any piece of Torva, Pernix, or Virtus armours, or wielding virtus wand or virtus book or a zaryte bow, will cause all followers of non-Zarosian factions in the God Wars Dungeon to become unaggressive. Only the Zarosian faction and the generals (and their bodyguards) of each faction will still be aggressive. As of 7 January 2014, the wand and book degrade with use in a similar fashion to other Virtus equipment, and will also protect against the God Wars Dungeon followers.

Degrading and repair

Ancient armour degrades as it is used. Equipment received from Nex is fully repaired and can be used for 60,000 charges of combat (though it degrades by 2 charges per hit, making the minimum time 5 hours) until it degrades completely and requires repair before it can be used again; it does not suffer in performance as it degrades from fully repaired to fully degraded. The remaining charges of Ancient armour can be checked by right-clicking it and selecting 'check-charge'. Additionally, Ancient armour may only be traded if fully repaired or fully degraded. Items lose 20% charge if reclaimed from a gravestone after dying.

There are two ways to repair Ancient armour. Players can talk to any of the NPCs listed below and they will repair the items for a price, or repair the pieces themselves using an armour stand in any player-owned house for a reduced cost based on their Smithing level. The equipment can be repaired at any stage, and the cost will be adjusted according to how much it has degraded. The repair costs below are as if the equipment has fully degraded.

The following NPCs can repair the armour:

Costs to repair
Ancient equipment
NPC POH Armour Stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 500,000 497,500 252,500
Body 2,000,000 1,990,000 1,010,000
Legs 1,000,000 995,000 505,000
Gloves 200,000 199,000 101,000
Boots 100,000 99,500 50,500
Total 3,800,000 3,781,000 1,919,000
The price is exactly 50% when boosted to 100 Smithing
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In addition, the weapons have the following repair costs:

Costs to repair
Ancient weaponry
NPC POH Armour Stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Virtus wand 2,000,000 1,990,000 1,010,000
Virtus book 1,000,000 995,000 505,000


Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus Price
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Virtus mask.png Virtus mask - - - - - - 338 110 2 - - 20 10,510,159
Virtus robe top.png Virtus robe top - - - - - - 389 220 3 - - 30 28,266,836
Virtus robe legs.png Virtus robe legs - - - - - - 372 165 2 - - 25 24,098,345
Virtus gloves.png Virtus gloves - - - - - - 84 0 2 - - 12 6,508,065
Virtus boots.png Virtus boots - - - - - - 84 0 2 - - 12 6,527,568
Totals - - - - - - 1267 495 11 - - 99 75,910,973
Virtus wand.png Virtus wand None - 1924 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 7,504,024
Virtus book.png Virtus book - - 0 None - 1924 0 0 0 - - - 7,862,184
Totals None - 1924 None - 1924 1267 495 11 - - 99 91,277,181

Item shards

Item shards are obtained from certain monsters while having CoinShare on. When a rare drop is given by the monster, 120 item shards are divided up among the involved players and sent to their banks. 120 shards can then be combined to give the original item.

Icon Shard Price x120 Total
Virtus mask shard.png Virtus mask shard 33,893 4,067,160
Virtus robe top shard.png Virtus robe top shard 41,835 5,020,200
Virtus robe legs shard.png Virtus robe legs shard 54,322 6,518,640
Virtus gloves shard.png Virtus gloves shard 17,815 2,137,800
Virtus boots shard.png Virtus boots shard 36,806 4,416,720
Virtus wand shard.png Virtus wand shard 12,508 1,500,960
Virtus book shard.png Virtus book shard 44,638 5,356,560
Total price 29,018,040


  • LolthenKILL, a player spoof, wears a full set of this armour during The Elder Kiln.
  • Whenever Nex drops a piece of Torva, Pernix, or Virtus armour, a server wide announcement is broadcast to all players currently logged into that particular world.
  • Virtus equipment is named and modelled after Virtus, an elite mage who served in Zaros' army during the Second Age.
  • With the God Wars Dungeon graphical update, Nex's mages use Virtus armour, though with a slight change in colour. Nex's mages also use Virtus armour in the extension fight, but with a much larger change in appearance.


  1. ^ Mod Mark. "Behind the Scenes - January." 1 January 2010. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Mod Chris L. "God Wars Dungeon - The Ancient Prison." 10 January 2010. RuneScape News.